Dowagiac plays well in loss to Bulldogs

VICKSBURG — The final score reads that host Vicksburg swept Dowagiac in a Wolverine Conference volleyball match Thursday night.

What the score does not tell is how well the Chieftains played in their 25-18, 25-22 and 25-23 loss to the Bulldogs, who are one of the top teams in the conference.

“I’m not sure the stats indicate how well the girls played tonight,” said Dowagiac coach Tony Hooley. “It’s hard to stat the scrappiness and heart the girls played with, as they battled the top team in the Wolverine Conference on their turf.”

Hooley said that his team’s statistics do not show how hard the Chieftains played from the beginning until the end of the match.

“I couldn’t be more proud of them,” he said.

Nicole Whan had another bid match for the Chieftains as she had 24 assists to go along with six kills, an ace, a dig and two blocks.

Riley Stack added five assists, five kills and a block, while Megan Davis finished with three kills, two aces, seven digs and three blocks.

Jessie Hulett had four assists, an ace and a team-high 12 digs. Allie Conner contributed four kills, an ace and 11 digs. Jenna Davis finished with four kills, four aces and three blocks.

The Chieftains were in action on Saturday as well as they finished second at the Constantine Invitational.

Complete results were unavailable at press time.

Dowagiac will host South Haven in a Wolverine Conference match on Thursday.

JV volleyball

The Dowagiac JV volleyball team went undefeated to win the Martin Invitational on Saturday.

The Chieftains were first-place in their pool after defeating Gobles, Watervliet, Parchment and Marcellus.

Dowagiac defeated Gobles 25-6 and 25-14 in the quarterfinals, defeated Watervliet 25-20 and 25-7 in the semifinals before defeating host Martin in the championship match 25-20 and 25-15.

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